Tigers

East Moriches Pack 29 Tiger Den

East Moriches Pack 29 Tiger Den

Tiger Cubs
is an exciting introduction to the scouting program for first grade boys (or 7 years old) excited to get going!   Tiger Cubs do stuff – lots of stuff – with their adult partners. This program is intended to open up the world to inquisitive minds along with the caring guidance of adults. The first steps along the Boy Scout Trail are laid here and every rank advancement through the scouting program builds on the basic categories of activity done as tigers.

The Tiger Cub program runs on two levels. The scout and his adult partner meet weekly to do activities centered around the family. Then, the scout and adult partner meet with the rest of the tiger den to fulfill Den Activity and Go See It requirements.

A little Tiger Trivia:

  • Tigers had a totem that was hung from the belt until 2006. It was replaced by a totem that hangs from the right pocket, similarly to the Wolf and Bear progress beads.
  • Tiger Cubs did not earn the Bobcat rank. In 2006, the Bobcat rank became the first rank earned by all Cub Scouts, including Tigers. The Tigers had their own motto, but now they just use the Cub Scout motto. Tiger Cub Motto:
    Search, Discover, Share
  • For a few years, up until 2001, the Tiger Cubs had their own promise to memorize. That has been discontinued and they use the Cub Scout promise now. Tiger Cub Promise:
    I promise to love God, my family and my country,
    and to learn about the world.


Tiger Cub Den Leader:

 

An energetic, well-trained, and caring Den Leader is critical to the success of a Tiger Den. The Den Leader plans the program of activities for the year and makes that plan available to all the adults. But, the den leader does not organize and run every den meeting and outing, instead the actual running of the program is done through shared leadership with the adult partners. A Tiger Den relies on the support and enthusiasm of its families! Each adult partner should sign up to lead at least one month’s meeting and Go See It outing. This shared leadership helps ensure participation by all, provides a sense of ownership to all, and gives each scout a chance to work on leadership skills – skills that he will work on all the way through Eagle Scout.
tiger den leader

Tiger Cub Den Leader is a registered volunteer BSA position. Every Tiger Den is required to have a registered den leader whose responsibilities are:

  1. Work directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that their den is an active and successful part of the pack.
  2. Coordinate shared leadership among the Tiger Cub adult partners, ensuring that den meetings and outings are planned, prepared for, and conducted by all adult partners on a rotating basis, and that the den activities provide advancement opportunities for the boys in the den.
  3. Attend pack leaders’ meetings.
  4. Lead the den at the monthly meeting and pack activities.
  5. Ensure the transition of boys in the Tiger Cub den into a Wolf den at the end of the year.
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